Coverage in Great Lives from History: The 18th Century is broad in its variety of areas of achievement as well as geographical scope, with a worldwide focus that includes extensive coverage of non-Europeans and women. Major world leaders appear here, as well as the giants of religious faith who were central to the century: philosophers, educators, and theologians who left their imprint on political as well as spiritual institutions. What makes this resource unique is the inclusion of figures who have received little attention in the past, from Abd al-Wahhab to Peg Woffington and Yongzheng.
Great Lives from History is a multivolume series detailing the biographies of important people throughout history, worldwide. Major world leaders appear here - emperors, conquerors, kings, and queens - as do giants of religious faith who were central to the century, such as popes and theologians who left their imprint on political as well as spiritual institutions. The set also includes figures who have received little or no attention in the past - from Queen Njinga of Angola to the Ottoman scholar Kâtib Çelebî. The individuals covered are identified with one or more of the following areas: Africa, the American Colonies, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Native America, the Netherlands, the Ottoman Empire, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.
Great Lives from History: The Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600 is the third installment in the expanded Great Lives series. The editor has sought to provide coverage that is broad in areas of achievement as well as geography, including individuals from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. The set includes the standard figures - kings, queens, generals, artists, and scientists - but much more: Key figures who have previously received little attention, from the queen of Hausaland Amina Sarauniya Zazzua to composer Thomas Tallis, and even such notorious figures as Irish pirate Grace O'Malley and Hungarian nobelwoman Elizabeth Báthory.
Great Lives from History: The Middle Ages, 477-1453 is the second installment in the revised and expanded Great Lives series. Major world leaders appear here--emperors, conquerors, kings, and khans--as well as the giants of religious faith who were central to the medieval world: popes, monks, and saints who left their imprint on political as well as spiritual institutions. The set also includes figures who have received little or no attention in the past--from the seventh century queen of the Berbers Damia el-Kahina to the eleventh century Italian gynecologist Trotula.
Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 C.E. is the first in a multivolume series covering the lives of important personages from the ancient world through the twenty-first century. The temporal and geographical scope of Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 C.E. is broad. Represented here are figures as ancient as the Egyptian king Zoser (fl. twenty-seventh century B.C.E.) and as late as the Jute chief Hengist (410-488 C.E.). The date of 476 C.E., the fall of Rome, was selected by the editors as the cutoff between the ancient world and the Middle Ages. Those lives falling on the cusp were moved into the period that best reflected their life’s work or major accomplishments. Coverage is worldwide, including Rome, Greece, China, Japan, India, northern Europe, Egypt and other parts of Africa, Asia Minor, and the Middle East.
The Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life, holocaust exhibit will be on display at Richland Library starting April 8, 2013.
Library Partners With Museum, Local Author to Enrich Third Graders’ Experience
In South Carolina, there is a noticeable gap in third grade reading levels and limited opportunities for students to experience authentic education on South Carolina history.
400 of the most important and most publicized scandals throughout the world since the beginning of the twentieth century. Great Events from History: Modern Scandals is an entirely new reference set on a subject that has never been covered as broadly and thoroughly in any other reference publication. However, before considering the content of this set, attention must be paid to the meaning of the word "scandal"- a concept more elusive than one might at first appreciate. Scandals are typically high-profile events that garner considerable media attention and public discussion but nevertheless often remain poorly understood.
The early twentieth century receives worldwide coverage with the priority of meeting the needs of history students at the high school and undergraduate levels. The events covered include the curriculum-oriented geopolitical events of the era--from World War I (1914-1918) and the Russian Revolution (1917) to the rise of the German Nazi Party , the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), and the eruption of World War II in Europe (1939). Essays also address important social and cultural developments in daily life: major literary movements, significant developments in art and music, trends in immigration, and landmark social legislation. Among the many broad subjects that receive extensive coverage are Europe's changing political divisions and shifting alliances, the struggles of women around the world to gain the right to vote, the development of trade unionism and the labor movement, and the global impacts of the Great Depression.
Continuing the series Great Events from History, these volumes cover the world's most important events and developments from 1801 through 1900. Essays address important social and cultural developments in daily life: major literary movements, significant developments in art and music, trends in immigration, and progressive social legislation. Among the many broad subjects that receive extensive coverage are Europe's changing political divisions and shifting alliances, the struggles to end slavery and extend full citizenship to African Americans in the United States, the steady expansion of democracy in the Western world, the liberation of Latin America from European rule, the exploration of Africa, and the expansion of European imperialism in Africa and Asia.